Over the years REI has received several honors from the government of Vietnam for its service there. We count this as another, as VUFO (the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations), the agency which oversees international NGOs (Non-Government Organizations, or non-profit organizations) extended this invitation to REI. We were one of 33 INGOs to receive this invitation, out of 879 INGOs currently serving in Vietnam. This reflects Vietnam's appreciation of what we do, and affirms our significant and lasting contribution to the building up of Vietnam.
Below are a few photos from the event.
Madame Lien and Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank Vice President
Madame Lien with Dr. Trao of Hanoi University, Mr. Duong, and Ms. Le
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Thank you for your part in making Resource Exchange International an internationally recognized world-class organization. This has happened through the efforts of our incredibly talented and committed cadre of staff, volunteers, and supporters, in partnership with our Vietnamese friends and colleagues. We are honored to work together with you.